Nigeria's Flying Eagles get Presidential commendation
Posted: 2 May 2011 Time: 18:22
Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the Flying Eagles on their victory over Cameroon at the African Youth Championship Final on Sunday.
The national Under-20 team edged a close-fought encounter 3-2 in extra time to claim the trophy.
In a statement signed by Ima Niboro, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, the President praised the 'doggedness and resilience' showed by the Flying Eagles and said they had made the country proud.
President Goodluck, who won re-election, last month, assured the squad of the Federal Government's continued support as they head for the Fifa Under-20 World Cup.
The squad arrived in Lagos on Monday afternoon, and will be hosted to a reception by the Minister of Sports at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos. CLICK HERE for the AYC news and results.